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Members

Board of Directors

NameSpecializationResearch within the Cluster
Birgit Kellner

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: Philosophical discourse, debate narratives and religious identification in late medieval South Asia (ca.7th to 13th c. CE)

Tijana Krstić

 

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Political and Religious Imagination of the Ottoman Slavs in the Confessional Age

Node 3: Identites and Religions

Case Study: Entangled Histories of Community- and Confession-Building in the Early Modern Ottoman period

Melanie Malzahn

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Entangled Literacies and Narrative Performance in Ancient Eurasia

Walter Pohl

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Empires and the Eurasian Steppe: Shifting Borderlands

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: The Emergence of New Strategies of Identification in the Christianisation of Europe

Case Study: Dealing with Diversity in Late Antique and Early Medieval Europe

Case Study: Resilient Identities and Distinctions in Eurasian comparison

Claudia Rapp

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Mobility and Migration in Byzantium: the Outside Perspective

Case Study: Orthodox Christianity as a Conduit for the Dissemination and Adaptation of Religious Texts across Linguistic Traditions

Robert Rollinger

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Reconsidering the borderlands of the Achaemenid Persian empire

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: Ancient Near Eastern Mental Maps, Greek Geographies, and the Conceptualisation of Afro-Eurasia

Oliver Schmitt

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Agencies and Space in Imperial Borderlands: Ottoman Transformation of the Balkans (14th-16th Century)

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Bridging Two Worlds. Multilayered Spatial Analysis of the Population in Western Asia Minor and the Balkans during the Ottoman Period.

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: The Religious Reforms of Mid-17th Century in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

Case Study: Historiographies of Early Modern Southeast Europe, 16th to the 18th centuries

Scientific Project Manager

Key Researchers

NameSpecializationResearch within the Cluster
Grigor Boykov

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Bridging Two Worlds. Multilayered Spatial Analysis of the Population in Western Asia Minor and the Balkans during the Ottoman Period

Jeanine Dagyeli

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Printing Knowledge, Circulating Ideas: Making Modernities in Early 20th Century Vernacular Newspapers from Central Asia

Bruno De Nicola

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: From Samarkand to Bengal: Entangled Scribal Histories in Pre-modern Central Asia

Jan Hennings

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Diplomacy Within and Between Empires: Russian-Ottoman Entanglements in the Age of Peter the Great

Pascale Hugon

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Buddhist Philosophy from India to Tibet: the Agency of Change

Christopher V. Jones

Node 3: Identities and Religions

Case Study: Dabanniepanjing 大般涅槃經: a lengthy fifth-century Chinese Buddhist

Michael Jursa

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Silver Circulation from Anatolia across Mesopotamia into Central Asia and China from the 2nd Millennium BCE until about 200 CE: Structures and Agents

Erich Kistler

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: Body-Forming between Asianism and the Classical Ideal

Yavuz Köse

Node 1: Geogaphies of Power

Case Study: Nature, Environments and Societies in Ottoman and Turkish sources

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Entangled Scripts, Languages, and Literatures: The Armeno-Turkish Manuscripts and Prints in the Mekhitharist Congregation in Vienna

Naoise Mac Sweeney

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Migration and the Making of the Ancient Greek World

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: Claiming the Classical

Irene Madreiter

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: Fictionalising Asia: Stereotyped Notions of "Oriental" Religions in Ancient Western Sources

Nina Mirnig

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Indic transregional practices of power and religion in frontier regions

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Trans-Himalayan Corridors as a Cultural Bridge between the Indo- and Sinosphere

Case Study: Entangled Scribal Histories: Kathmandu Valley as a Transregional Hub for Manuscript Production and Trade

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: External religious signs and their use in the construction and politics of religious identity

Wolfgang Mueller

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: Russian Perceptions of Europe and Asia

Lukas Nickel

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Metropolitan hotspots of inter-imperial communication: Material evidence from China

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: The Habsburgs and Asia: Projections of China in the 18th century

Bernhard Palme

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Communication in multilingual empires - the case of Egypt

István Perczel

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Ancient Christian Communities in South India - Manuscripts and Inscriptions

Konrad Petrovsky
Johannes Preiser-Kapeller

Nodes 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Climate and socio-economic change between the global and the local in the longue durée

Robyn Dora Radway

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: EurAsian Central Europe - between the Habsburg and Ottoman empires

Jim Rheingans

Node 3: Identities and Religions

Case Study: Constructing religious identities in the Tibetosphere: monasticism, yogic cultures, and institutional networks (late 14th–to early 17th century CE)

Pavlína Rychterová

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: The Idea of Empire and the Slavs, 860-1989

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Multilingualism and Cultural Translation in Central and Eastern Europe 1300-1700

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: Religious identifications in Christian Europe and in Islamic countries

Case Study: The True Believer - Dynamics of Religious Identification in Central/Eastern Europe, 14th-18th century

Paolo Sartori

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: Muslimness under Non-Islamic Rule in Central Eurasia, 16th Century to teh Present

Juliane Schiel

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Through the Lens of Coercion, Reassessing Medieval Labour and Power Relations

Florian Schwarz

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Cultural Brokerage in Multilingual Societies: Entangled Biographies of Persianate Muslim Dragoman-Diplomats (19th/early 20th Centuries)

Katalin Szende

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Cities as Multi-lingual Communities: from Small Towns to Imperial Capitals

Ulrike Tanzer

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: The Habsburg Monarchy and its Perceptions of Japan

Daniel Ziemann

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: Migration and competing power structures in the Eurasian Early Middle Ages

Node 3: Identities and Religions 

Case Study: Cross-reading Narratives of Origins in early Medieval Eurasia

Ordinary Members

NameSpecializationResearch within the Cluster
Viola Allegranzi

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: A carved history. Reappraising material culture from early Islamic Iran

Sebastian Fink
Grigory Kessel
Patrick McAlister
Jan Odstrčilík 
Ovidiu Olar

Node 3: Identities and Religions

Case Study: The Religious Reforms of Mid-17th Century in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

Florian Posselt

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: The Origin of the Division into Continents

Marion Rastelli

Node 3: Identities and Religions

Case Study: Anantānandagiri’s Śaṅkaravijaya: or, How to Deal with Religious Plurality

Case Study: dvayamantra, taking refuge, branding, ūrdhvapuṇḍras. On a “Śrīvaiṣṇava” section in the Padmapurāṇa Uttarakhaṇḍa

Akane Saito
Robert Steele

Node 3: Identities and Religions

Case Study: Culture and Cultural Politics in Pahlavi Iran

Affiliated Members

NameSpecializationResearch within the Cluster
Tünde Fegyvári-Komori

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: A Network of Consumption: The Distribution of Oriental Decorative Ceramics in Hungary and the Balkans during the Ottoman Period

János Galamb
Yue Ji

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: The Tangut manuscripts of the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā

Mariya Kiprovska

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: The Role of the Frontier Elites in the Ottoman State-Building Processes, Fourteenth–Sixteenth Centuries

Charles Shaw

Node 3: Identities and Religions

Case Study: When Mukhamed Became Misha: Central Asia in World War II

Kristina Stöckl

Node 3: Identities and Religions ​​​​​​​

Case Study: Russia's global traditionalism and the heritage of Neo-Byzantinism: Uses of the past in contemporary Russian identity constructions

Kata Tóth

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: Des Carpates traversées aux Carpates vécues. A History of the Southern and Eastern Carpathians from the 15th to the 17th Century

Sandra Wabnitz

Node 3: Identities and Religions

Case Study: Horse Lords of the Eurasian Steppe: A Comparison of Latin, Greek, and Chinese Accounts on Steppe Peoples (4th-9th c.)

Jack Wilson

Node 1: Geographies of Power

Case Study: The Golden Horde’s First ‘Time of Troubles,’: Political, Demographic and Environmental Crisis in the Jochid Ulus after the ‘Second Mongol Invasions’ of Hungary and Poland, 1280-1310

Guglielmo Zucconi

Node 2: Communication and Mobility

Case Study: The production of encyclopaedic texts  in neo-Chinggisid Central Asia (1500-1747)

Coordinators

NameMembershipInstitution
Rita Maria GarstenauerProject ManagerAustrian Academy of Sciences
Eleonora CrolaProject ManagerCentral European University
Astrid RiefProject ManagerUniversity of Innsbruck
Jeanette KilicciProject and Website ManagerUniversity of Vien